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Two attributes that lead to a man’s destruction

Question

What is the reference for this?

يهلك الناس في خلتين فضول المال وفضول الكلام

 

Answer

Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abid Dunya (rahimahullah) has recorded this as the statement of the famous Tabi’i, Ibrahim An Nakha’i (rahimahullah).

(As Samt Wa Adabul Lisan, Hadith: 103-681. Also see: Ithafus Sadah Al Muttaqin, vol. 7 pg. 467)

 

Translation

Two things will lead to a man’s destruction; surplus wealth and excessive [unnecessary] chatter.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar